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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

From a lot of boxes to tick, one important box was openers not losing their wicket overnight. And India has been successful in it.

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

The match has been very interesting and evenly balanced till now. Two days of play is over. And if India wants to win this match, their batsmen need to step up.

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

Whenever the batsmen have stepped up in the series, India has either won or saved the match. India’s highest score of 364 came at Lord’s and India won that match

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

Many cricket experts emphasize regularly how important a 350+ score is in overseas conditions. England did that in Headingley, and they won that match so comfortably, with a huge margin.

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

So, the same is expected from Indian batsmen now because the conditions at The Oval now are best for batsmen. 

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

Historically too, The Oval ground is considered best for batting and has witnessed huge scores being piled up by the top order batsmen itself.

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

It must be accepted that batting against the new ball in the opening session won’t be easy for the openers. But that’s how the series will continue.

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IND vs ENG 2021: 4th Test, The Oval

So, the whole responsibility of carrying the team forward will be on the shoulders of the Indian batsmen. The middle-order hasn’t contributed much in the series so far.

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